Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight, and primps a bit. He offers a fish and a canary, but she's not ... See full summary »
Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »
As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.
Jerry's raiding the fridge, carrying off a giant wedge of cheese. Tom's feeling playful, so he piles the cheese high with dishes, builds a set of bread-slice steps, and ends them on a ... See full summary »
Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. ... See full summary »
Jerry runs into a dog pound (and right on top of a napping Spike) to escape a rather mangy-looking Tom. To avoid being ripped to shreds, Tom borrows the head of a nearby dog statue. This ... See full summary »
The scary radio show that Tom is listening to at the beginning of this short - "The Witching Hour" - was an actual 1940's radio show. The voice that Tom hears on the radio was provided by Martha Wentworth, who hosted "The Witching Hour" as Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem. See more »
Now I liked Fraidy Cat in general, though it is quite slow even for a Tom and Jerry cartoon- usually Tom and Jerry goes at a breakneck pace- and there are times when the animation isn't always that great as Tom looks a little odd here. Plus Fraidy Cat could have done with being a minute shorter. Criticisms aside, what I do like about Fraidy Cat is that it is different. The story isn't humorous, but it is a macabre and effective one, and the music is really good. Even the sound effects are very effective, they added to the atmosphere almost flawlessly. Plus there are some good gags, despite the fact the cartoon isn't very funny. The nine lives gag was clever, and the ending with Mammy Two Shoes was a nice, fun surprise. Overall, decent but not great cartoon from our favourite cat and mouse. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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